Neighbors: Delivery driver shot, robbed of $20 and pizza

Neighbors: Delivery driver shot, robbed of $20 and pizza
Neighbor Lori Sherman (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Neighbor Lori Sherman (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A pizza delivery driver was shot and robbed in the Jacob neighborhood, according to Louisville Metro police.

The shooting was reported in the 3800 block of Craig Avenue, just north of the Watterson Expressway near Taylor Boulevard, at 7:06 p.m. Monday.

Just a few minutes before that, Lori Sherman noticed some people she didn't recognize in the neighborhood and said she was concerned.

"I looked down the street and here comes three guys, two of them big and husky," Sherman said. "And the other one was kind of short and they looked like they were up to no good."

Sherman said she heard a pop and realized it was a gun shot.

"I heard 'pop!' I thought it was just a fire cracker but it was a gun shot and he hollered, 'Help!'" Sherman recalled. "I said, 'Oh my gosh Kathy this man has been shot.'"

Sherman raced to find a Papa John's delivery driver who'd been shot in his hip. She helped him grab his key and lock up his car.

"He said 'I gave them $20. I work for Papa Johns I was delivering a pizza," Sherman told us. "So evidently they took the pizza and the $20. But he got shot over $20 and I just could not believe that."

The man who lives at the address where the pizza was delivered tells us he wasn't even home. And he never placed an order for a pizza. He suspects whoever did this set up the driver using his address.

Sherman said the suspects appeared to be younger.

"These gentleman were young," Sherman said. "They were young. But they knew what they were doing. They had had practice. That's for sure."

Papa John's sent the following statement:

"Team member safety is of the utmost importance to Papa John's. We are cooperating with local authorities in their efforts to apprehend those responsible for this attack. Our thoughts are with the driver and his family and we wish him a speedy recovery."

A family member said the driver is expected to make a full recovery.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the anonymous police tip line at 502-574-LMPD (5673).

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